Record ODI dismissals for Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara takes a break on a humid day AFP

474 Dismissals effected by Kumar Sangakkara in ODIs, the most by any wicketkeeper. Sangakkara was already the joint highest with Adam Gilchrist before this game, but now holds the record solo after his two catches in this ODI.

4 Number of times that Nuwan Kulasekara has taken a wicket with the first ball of the innings. He dismissed Martin Guptill off the first ball of the innings in this ODI, as well as during the fifth ODI of this series. Chaminda Vaas, who has taken eight wickets off the first ball of an ODI innings, is the only bowler to take more such wickets than Kulasekara.

21 ODI hundreds scored by Sangakkara, the second-most by a Sri Lankan, going past Tillakaratne Dilshan (20). Sanath Jayasuriya (28) is the only Sri Lankan batsman to score more ODI tons. Sangakkara is fifth on the overall list, after Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30), Jayasuriya and Saurav Ganguly (22).

7 New Zealand used seven bowlers during the first innings, with each of them conceding more than five runs an over. Corey Anderson was the most expensive, going at 6.55 runs per over in his nine overs, but he did pick up three wickets.

6 Number of ODI series that New Zealand have won against Sri Lanka at home. There have been nine series in all, with Sri Lanka winning one and the other two being drawn.

1 Instances of Nos. 5 to 9 all making 20-plus scores in the same ODI innings for New Zealand; this is the first time. This has happened five times in all ODIs. The New Zealand batsmen who did this today are Grant Elliott (24), Anderson (29), Luke Ronchi (47), Daniel Vettori (35) and Kyle Mills (30).